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PowerPoint Design Pros of PPT


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Not a free tool, of course, but one you may already have purchased. Interesting to see what can be done when you push the envelope. This presentation caused me to go and find out how to turn a Powerpoint stack into a video. Turns out it's easy from Powerpoint 2010 onwards.

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, August 4, 2013 5:24 AM

My favorite quote here is' I provide the tools, its up to you what you do with them'. This video certainly had me rethinking PowerPoint. Clearly I need to learn to use it better. This was a very skillful presentation that was created only using PowerPoint.

Chelo Banal-Formoso's curator insight, August 10, 2013 10:44 PM

Great tool for presentations inside or outside classrooms.

technologytoteach's curator insight, August 28, 2013 2:45 PM

Well for the fans of PowerPoint this is what can be done

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Download videos from ALL video sites, Free!

Download videos from Youtube, SoundCloud mp3, Facebook, VK, Xvideos, Vimeo, Metacafe, Putlocker and more.

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A tool like this is a must-have for anyone who wants to include video clips in presentations. Relying on a network connection is just too scary!

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Luis Ferreira's curator insight, January 30, 11:49 AM

cool

Nataliasterns's curator insight, January 31, 12:42 PM

para desc videos

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, February 8, 7:26 PM

This can be a teachers friend when the internet goes down or blocked. Thank you for sharing this valuable and free service.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Read Write Think Timeline - A Timeline Tool for Almost All Devices

Free Technology for Teachers: Read Write Think Timeline - A Timeline Tool for Almost All Devices | Useful free business tools | Scoop.it

"Read Write Think offers a bunch of great web, iOS, and Android applications for students. One of those that I recently learned about from David Kapuler is Read Write Think's Timeline creator. RWT Timline is available as a web app (Flash required), as an Android app, and as an iPad app. All three versions make it easy for students to create timelines for any series of events."


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Dico Krommenhoek's curator insight, January 22, 3:11 AM

alle platforms... daar moeten we naar toe, lijkt me

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, January 25, 12:32 PM

Just another great tool from Read Write Think

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, January 29, 6:56 AM

This could be nice to plan or summarise a story, for reading or listening comprehension with students. Or for reviewing the stages of a task, or process (perhaps a process, for passive grammar). In teacher training it could be an option for self-observation, reviewing the stages of a lesson and how it went.

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7 Great iPad Apps for Creating Comic Strips

7 Great iPad Apps for Creating Comic Strips | Useful free business tools | Scoop.it

The art of comic creation is one of the best representation of creativity at work. As teachers and educators, we can use the power and versatility of iPad to cultivate a creative culture within our classes and among our students through helping them tinker with and design comics. Here is a list of some great iPad apps you can use for this purpose...


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Not exactly standard business tools, but maybe an interesting variant way of getting your message across...

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Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, November 5, 2013 5:18 PM

How much fun is this!  Whether you're an individual or an organization, you can make use of these tools to tell your story.

LundTechIntegration's curator insight, November 5, 2013 7:50 PM

Great resources for CCSS

Susan Connor's curator insight, November 21, 2013 8:50 PM

Comic Strips... who would have thought

 

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Infoactive

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InfoActive lets you create and share interactive, visual stories.
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9 tools for creating great animations

9 tools for creating great animations | Useful free business tools | Scoop.it

Creating animations has always been considered as one of the most complex aspects of graphic design that requires specific software and technological expertise. It is a time-intensive activity that requires heavy software and high speed computers.

However, over the past few years, the emergence of different online presentation and animation tools have simplified the process of creating animations...


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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, October 16, 2013 2:08 AM

It is HTLM5 based. So... follow it, my friend!

Raza Khan's curator insight, March 17, 11:53 PM

Found some really interesting tools, that I think will come handy for assignment 2

Sreeram Goalla's curator insight, March 21, 6:43 AM
9 tools for creating great animations
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What is an open badging system and how to implement it

ContentWhat are Open-BadgesUnderstanding Open Badges SystemHow to Implement an Open Badge SystemBackpack OptionsImplementation TeamOut of the box solution369121
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Slightly off-topic, but may be of interest to some of our readers. This is an infrastucture/architecture designed to issue, display and verify qualifications electronically, in an open and common standard. I think it could be almost as important as bitcoin.

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Wordy Wednesday: Hipster Fonts

Hi, I’m Lynnette and I’m a font-aholic. It’s sort of ridiculous how many fonts I have, and I can’t seem to stop adding to my collection. (Hello, Pinterest? Yeah, you’re not helping.) Some of my recent favorites are what I have termed “hipster” fonts.
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And some more fonts. I like this page because good casual fonts are often the hardest to find.

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QuickCast - 3 Minute Screencasts

QuickCast - 3 Minute Screencasts | Useful free business tools | Scoop.it

Designed to be lightweight, free and simple to use — everything you need to make a 3 minute QuickCast.

Right now QuickCast is Mac only, but it's open source so if you would like to see QuickCast on more platforms please get involved.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 12, 2013 8:38 PM

This MAC only screencast app is worth exploring. Say it in 3 minutes or less... match the attention span of the audience.

John Jung's comment, August 13, 2013 11:42 PM
buggy
Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 22, 2013 7:24 PM

Only for Mac Users

Only 3 minutes screen-cast

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UserVoice 101 | UserVoice

UserVoice 101 | UserVoice | Useful free business tools | Scoop.it
UserVoice integrates easy-to-use feedback, helpdesk, and knowledge base management tools in one platform that empowers users to speak and companies to understand.
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Interesting web-based solution for help desk and customer feedback. Free if you just have one agent dealing with your company end. Personally I'm particulalry interested in the feedback features, shown at 11:52 in this video.

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9 apps for creating multimedia content • Inspired Magazine

9 apps for creating multimedia content • Inspired Magazine | Useful free business tools | Scoop.it

Until a few years ago designing an attractive presentation, or any other form of multimedia content, required expert designers. You first had to explain your idea to the designer who would then spend hours in isolation, using complex tools and software, to turn them into reality...


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Anything that makes creating cool presentations easier and faster has got to be worth a look!

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JM - Axioma WebLab's curator insight, August 1, 2013 9:27 PM

9 excellent tools !

Jordi Carrió Jamilà's curator insight, August 12, 2013 11:33 AM

9 aplicaciones excelentes para crear contenido multimedia

Two Pens's curator insight, August 13, 2013 11:56 AM

So many apps, so little time... I personally like Keynote :-)

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Tapestry: Beautiful Storytelling

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Tapestry is a growing collection of short, wonderful stories made for reading on your phone.

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Could this be an unusual cool way to get your message across?

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sian etherington's curator insight, July 10, 2013 5:55 AM

An app to use for encouraging writing in L2.

Hendrika GREEN's curator insight, July 26, 2013 5:51 PM

Could be inspirational to reluctant readers and writers!

Marlo Perez's curator insight, August 3, 2013 9:10 PM

want to try this one

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Side by Side (with Dropbox support)

Get Side by Side (with Dropbox support) on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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not tried this yet, but the idea is certainly cute.

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, August 3, 2013 5:40 AM

Estupendo apoyo para mis estudiantes. Gracias

 

Desiree Desjardins's curator insight, August 3, 2013 9:33 AM

Great idea!

Scott Langston's curator insight, August 4, 2013 9:12 PM

Certainly worth checking out for our iPad classes...

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Wellcome Images Releases 100,000 Images Under Creative Commons Licensing

Wellcome Images Releases 100,000 Images Under Creative Commons Licensing | Useful free business tools | Scoop.it
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More free pictures are always welcome :-)

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Plotagon - Movie-making for everyone

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Plotagon is a tool that lets anyone create an animated movie directly from a written screenplay. Write your story, choose actors, environments and music. Press play and your movie is done. It's that simple.

Plotagon is completely free! It is in a beta stage, but you can start using it right now. No ads, no crap.

>Plotagon application for Mac or PC (system requirements).

>Comes with 5 characters and 6 environments.

>Export your movies and share them with the world.

>Expand with characters and environments from the built-in store.


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It's a Gigabyte download, so it's not arrived yet... looking forward to trying it! The screenshots look very cool!

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Ranjan Munshi's curator insight, January 5, 1:50 AM

The story of Fishing Village

Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, January 23, 2:02 AM

Since Xtranormal ceased trading last year .. I have searched the web for a replacement without much success.  However, Plotagon runs a good close second; it is a tool that lets anyone create an animated movie directly from a written screenplay. Write your story, choose actors, environments and music. Press play and your movie is done. It's that simple.

I am piloting it now it's completely free and currently in beta stage, but you can start using it right now.


Patrizia Tirel's curator insight, January 30, 7:07 AM

not tested yet....

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PERSPECTIVE for creating audiovisual stories

PERSPECTIVE for creating audiovisual stories | Useful free business tools | Scoop.it

Perspective is a platform for exploring, creating, and sharing audiovisual stories. Today's storytelling involves a mishmash of apps, websites, blog tools, and technologies. Perspective simplifies all this by combining the essential elements of storytelling into a single iPad App.


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Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, November 1, 2013 12:51 PM

Ben heel benieuwd!

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, November 2, 2013 2:07 PM

STORYTELLING free app for iPad and iPhone users.

 

FutureITouch's curator insight, December 1, 2013 9:03 PM

www.iclothproducts.com

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Explee - Animate your ideas

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Explee is a cloud-based presentation software that allows you to create amazing and mind-blowed animated videos. Select animations that fit with your speech and produce your video. The result: a beautiful and efficient video presentation.

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Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, October 17, 2013 3:11 AM

Looks like a good tool though haven't tried it as yet. The basic features are free of cost.

Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, November 1, 2013 1:04 PM

Ook al op de cloud. Ik ga verschillende uitproberen.

Agora Abierta's curator insight, November 2, 2013 1:59 PM

More animated presentations

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Five free tools to aid in graphic design - TechRepublic

Five free tools to aid in graphic design - TechRepublic | Useful free business tools | Scoop.it
In conjunction with your favorite editor these tools will go a long way to help extend your capabilities and offerings.
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The first couple in this list were ones I'd not come across. An interesting selection...

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Watch this: Google Docs can automatically generate QR Codes

Watch this: Google Docs can automatically generate QR Codes | Useful free business tools | Scoop.it
Did you know that Google Docs has support for QR codes built-in? That's right, if you know the right function, the Spreadsheets app can generate QR codes with whatever inputs you like.

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Jenn Alevy's curator insight, October 6, 2013 10:30 PM

This is awesome!

 

Catalina Elena Oyarzún Albarracín's comment, October 9, 2013 2:51 PM
Interesting,thank you.
harish magan's comment, October 11, 2013 8:00 AM
hi, thanks to all .
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The 130 best free fonts | Typography | Creative Bloq

The 130 best free fonts | Typography | Creative Bloq | Useful free business tools | Scoop.it
The best free fonts, from vintage-inspired typefaces to slap-you-in-the-face slab serifs. Read on for a slice of typography heaven...
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I'm an avid collector of fonts, so this one I couldn't resist. But do study typography a little before you go wild!

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Free HTML5 Tool Lets You Create Great Presentations And More

Free HTML5 Tool Lets You Create Great Presentations And More | Useful free business tools | Scoop.it

Say farewell to Powerpoint, Flash or whatever tool you are currently using to create presentation slides, banner ads, infographics or product demos.


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Interesting direction, but still frustratingly buggy when you try to push the envelope. For people who just use powerpoint for bullets, this will be a revelation, but for stuff like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kI39o2K3KD4 you're still better off with ppt.

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GOELANCE's curator insight, August 12, 2013 4:46 AM
Free HTML5 Tool Lets You Create Great Presentations And More
Jordi Carrió Jamilà's curator insight, August 12, 2013 11:50 AM

Una herramienta muy interesante para crear infografías y presentaciones en base a HTML5

javier gil's curator insight, August 13, 2013 3:47 PM

add your insight...

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Five free Microsoft Project alternatives - TechRepublic

Five free Microsoft Project alternatives - TechRepublic | Useful free business tools | Scoop.it
If you're supporting a small organization with an even smaller budget, consider one of these free software management solutions.
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Great review of the scene. I used to use Microsoft Project, but now that I'm mostly agile in my management style, paying for upgrades for software I only use occasionally can't be justified.

 

Also consider online tools such or as

http://www.teamworkpm.net/

or

https://www.zoho.com/projects/

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PowerPoint Design Pros of PPT


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Not a free tool, of course, but one you may already have purchased. Interesting to see what can be done when you push the envelope. This presentation caused me to go and find out how to turn a Powerpoint stack into a video. Turns out it's easy from Powerpoint 2010 onwards.

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, August 4, 2013 5:24 AM

My favorite quote here is' I provide the tools, its up to you what you do with them'. This video certainly had me rethinking PowerPoint. Clearly I need to learn to use it better. This was a very skillful presentation that was created only using PowerPoint.

Chelo Banal-Formoso's curator insight, August 10, 2013 10:44 PM

Great tool for presentations inside or outside classrooms.

technologytoteach's curator insight, August 28, 2013 2:45 PM

Well for the fans of PowerPoint this is what can be done

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Foxit PDF Reader: The Best Free PDF Reader to Create, Annotate, Form Fill, View, and Print PDFs

Foxit PDF Reader: The Best Free PDF Reader to Create, Annotate, Form Fill, View, and Print PDFs | Useful free business tools | Scoop.it

Foxit Reader is a small, lightning fast, and feature rich PDF viewer which allows you to open, view, sign, and print any PDF file. Foxit Reader is the only high volume PDF reader providing a complete PDF creation solution, providing the power of PDF creation to every desktop.


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Kim Spence-Jones's insight:

Again, not tried it yet -- Windows only is a downside for me -- but it looks more capable than the Adobe reader, for sure.

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francesco guglielmin's comment, July 16, 2013 1:18 PM
confirm : i am totally attracted by last version beginning from version 6
Soledad Olaciregui's curator insight, July 22, 2013 8:18 PM

Hace un año que uso Foxit Reader y realmente es muy bueno. Tengo que probar esta última versión.

Solveig Fridriksdottir's curator insight, July 25, 2013 6:57 AM

PDF

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The 100 Best Free SEO Tools & Resources for Every Challenge - Interactive

The 100 Best Free SEO Tools & Resources for Every Challenge - Interactive | Useful free business tools | Scoop.it
At Moz, we love using premium SEO Tools. Paid tools are essential when you need advanced features, increased limits, historical features, or professional support. For other tasks, a free tool does the trick.
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